More Where This Came From...Nov 8th

Temps dropped down to a 3 this morning for yvr...but it's a sky blue sky day. Could see some cumulus patterns later today but still mainly sunny.

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-Our upper level low is sinking south today...bringing a dry northerly flow though Friday & Saturday
- Highs today though will not make it to the double digits...dropping down close to freezing for much of metro Vancouver tonight, couple of degrees cooler each day. Saturday may only get up to a 5 or 6 with overnight lows below zero. But blue skies
- Snow levels will be a mountain pass height over the next few days but not looking at any substantial amounts at this point
- The next rain-maker will move in for Sunday night..so increasing cloud Sunday with showers starting Sunday night

Prairie Snow: Round Two
- Yesterday's snowfall totals across the Prairties with a low pressure system that cross over the Canadian Rockies:

St. Albert                                 35 cm
Edmonton                                14-31 cm
Fort Saskatchewan                          30 cm
Grande Cache                               23 cm
Vegreville                                 23 cm
Sherwood Park                              18 cm
Tofield                                    16 cm
Stony Plain                                16 cm
Fort Assiniboine                           15 cm
Devon                                      12 cm
Swan Hills                                 10 cm

- The snow also came with icy roads and blowing snow...leading to traffic nightmares in the Edmonton area and a snow day more many
- Now much of the Prairies are bracing for round two: A storm system developing over the central American Rockies is starting to spread an area of heavy snow into Southern Alberta today. Snow currently falling will become more intense this afternoon. Warnings are in place for possible between 10 to 25 centimetres of snow but up to 35 cm for higher elevation. Police recommended folks stay off the road today
-  Heavy snow from the system will taper off by Saturday morning for Alberta...but the system will intensify overnight as it pushes into SK. Snowfall totals of 15 to 25 cm are possible with winds of 40 to 60 km/h overnight and Friday leading to poor visibility at times. The transcanada through AB & SK will be right in the bullseye.
- The will continue to be a big story for MB & N ON for Saturday..warnings will likely be issued later

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YEG yesterday...Thanks Cory Edel

Latest on the Nor'Easter
- ...Or Winter Storm 'Athena': the Weather Channel gave it's first winter storm name to this Nor'Easter and interestingly many major networks and papers have picked up on it.
- The storm punished New Jersey with heavy snows, high winds, and almost a meter storm surge. Unexpectedly high snowfall amounts fell along a swath from Central New Jersey northeastwards across Southeast New York, Long Island, Connecticut, and South Central Massachusetts. Many daily snowfall records fell including almost 12 cm for Central Park: the earliest, biggest snowstorm on record for them.
- Several locations in New Jersey and Connecticut recorded more than 30 cm of snow..and combined with high winds, power was knocked out to 375,000 customrs in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut yesterday
- Winds will remain gusty today along the coast, but the storm is now moving into the Maritimes for a classic Fall storm for them..a much needed weather break is on the way to Sandy-ravished areas:  Warm air that has been building over the West will slosh eastward for a several-day stint beginning this weekend and continuing into the first part of next week.

El Nino Watch Dropped for Pacific Ocean, Climate Center Says
- The central Pacific Ocean isn't expected to warm through the next four months and an El Nino watch for the basin has been dropped, according to the U.S. Climate Prediction Center. Forecasters had been anticipating the ocean warming, which affects wind patterns over the Atlantic, since early this year.
- http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ensodisc.html

CBC: New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system        
- http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/11/08/super-earth.html

Vancouver Weather

Friday

Rain

14°C

Saturday

Chance of showers

12°C

Sunday

Rain

12°C

Monday

Periods of rain

15°C

Tuesday

Chance of showers

13°C